Places to Visit

        Kolenchery is a town located on National Highway 49 (NH 49) between Muvattupuzha and Kochi. It lies 27 km east of Cochin city in Ernakulam district of Kerala State, India. The nearest major town Muvattupuzha is 14 km and 16 km from the piravom town. The town is part of Kunnathunad taluk. Aikkaranad Panchayath including Kolenchery is famous in Kerala for public works contractors.

        Kolenchery lies in the midlands which starts from the eastern parts of Kochi and stretches up to Thodupuzha in Idukki district. It is located 22 KM towards East from District head quarters Kakkanad. 205 KM from State capital Thiruvananthapuram The people are into agriculture and small scale industries just like in other parts of the district. Rubber, Nutmeg, Coco are some of the important agrarian efforts. Kolenchery has some important medium level industries like Synthite, Plant Lipids exists here. Kinfra small industries park at Nellad lies just 11 km from the town. There are carton manufacturing, plastic and fiber based small industries spread across the region.

        The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission was founded in 1967. St. Peter's Church, Kolenchery is an ancient and historic church at Kolenchery, built by one Thankan of the Kolenchery House.St. Peter's College in the town has conducted botanical research.

HOW TO REACH Kolenchery

By Rail
Kurikad Rail Way Station , Triupunittura Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Kolenchery. How ever Eranakulam Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 16 KM near to Kolenchery.

By Air
It takes 39 minutes to travel from Nedumbassery International Airport to Kolenchery Medical College Junction Bus Stop. Approximate driving distance between Nedumbassery Airport and Kolenchery Medical College Junction Bus Stop is 33 kms or 20.5 miles or 17.8 nautical miles . Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.

Nearby Local Destinations

St Peter’s Church Kolenchery
Just by hearing the name Kolenchery what comes to the mind of any tourist would be not the Kolenchery Town but the St Peter’s Church. This centuries-old ancient Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is believed to have been constructed in the 7th century AD. Probably, the town is known by the church and not the church by the town and that makes all the differences. If Kolenchery Town is historically important, it owes a lot to this church which has turned out to be one among the top Christian pilgrim centers in Kerala. Sadly, there are disputes over the ownership of St Peter's Church. St Peter’s Church Kolenchery was beautified with some colorful paintings when it was rebuilt in the year 1963. The annual feast is celebrated very solemnly in rememberance of the church's consecration. Thousands of pilgrims flow to the town seeking blessings from St. Peter the patron saint of the Kolenchery church.

Other Local Places
There are a number of renowned pilgrim and tourist centers in close proximity to Kolenchery Church. They include Kadamattom church, Kizhakkambalam, Mazhuvannoor, Pattimattom, Pazhamthottam, Puthencruz, Ramamangalam, Thiruvaniyoor, Vadavucode, Vadayambadi, Vengola, etc. While visiting Kolenchery pally, thus you can make a visit to these destinations as well.